Fishing at Alton Water & Ardleigh Reservoir

Relaxing. Challenging. Rewarding. Nothing beats the feeling of success that comes with catching a fish. 


At Alton Water we are proud to offer some of the best fishing opportunities in Suffolk. With a population of pike, carp, bream and roach, our waters are perfect for both the amateur and the seasoned angler.

Whether you want to try your luck for a day, or want access to our internationally recognised waters all year round, we offer a variety of permits. Children under the age of 18 can fish for free. 


Ardleigh reservoir is a large 120 acre reservoir located near Colchester. The reservoir holds specimen carp to over 40lb, pike to over 25lb and a mix of match fish species. Day and Season permits are available. 

Coarse Fishing

Alton & Ardleigh both offer fantastic opportunities for coarse fishing whilst also taking in the views and wildlife found in these picturesque locations.

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Predator Fishing

With pike roaming the waters, predator fishing at Alton & Ardleigh is exciting and full of challenges and if you are looking to put your fishing skills to the test, then predator fishing is the activity for you.

Alton Fishing
Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.